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Connected mobile phones driving ecommerce in Kenya

Kenya’s electronic commerce market is primed for major growth in the next five years as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital transactions. That’s according to Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, Divisional Director for Sage East and West Africa, who says that Kenya’s […]

Sage survey indicates five millennial personas

Young entrepreneurs are driven by a desire for independence, a belief in social good and a commitment to employee happiness. That’s according to Sage’s Walk With Me report which examines the key characteristics, attitudes and behaviours of millennial entrepreneurs around the world. Despite sweeping generalisations about how this generation behaves, the study shows that these business leaders […]

Managing broadband across Africa

“Digital disruption is happening all around us and every company, every country, every citizen, every wearable, and every home is becoming digital and broadband is a huge part of this evolution. Perhaps the most significant change of the next decade will be the dramatic increase in worldwide connectivity via the internet.” “The online community is […]

Transforming Africa with digital connectivity

Africa is a diverse continent not only in its physical landscape, but also its political, economic, social, technological and environmental outlook, with each country and region having its own set of unique challenges and advantages. Neighbouring African countries can be at completely different stages of their technological adoption, economic growth or political stability. It has […]

Sustainability and role of corporate in Africa

Prepared to follow on from the Millennium Development Goals, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unveiled with the aim of taking steps towards building a better world in the next 15 years. This is no easy target. The UN has spent significant time analysing the successes and failings of the Millennium Development Goals in order […]

Four pointers for start-up business

Many business owners are not equipped to survive years of hard work and reach overall success. Lack of finance is one of the biggest reasons for this. For many small and medium business owners, managing finances is one of the most challenging tasks. Poor accounting practices leave business owners in the dark as to their […]

Time to revisit your security approach

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete, commented Buckminster Fuller some decades ago. But they still ring true in present times, especially when it comes to the progression and innovation in technology. To be as effective as possible, security threat […]

Five reasons why cloud is good for business

Gartner states that by 2020, 95% of cloud security breaches will be the customer’s fault – that is not the result of vulnerability in the cloud technology itself. Given world class data center infrastructure in Africa, the same will be true of this continent. There are several reasons why wariness of transitioning to the cloud […]

How Africa can remain relevant in 2020

By 2025, jobs which were common place in 2015 will no longer exist. Students graduating in 2016, will have obsolete qualifications for which there will no longer be a profession by 2025. Front line military personnel will be replaced with robots. Private bankers and wealth managers will be replaced with algorithms. Telemarketers, data entry capturers, […]

Cloud applications more secure for SMBs

With the threat of cyber-crime and insider fraud on the rise, Kenyan companies should be looking towards cloud applications as one means of improving the security of their IT environments. That is the word from Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, Divisional Director for Sage East and West Africa, who says that Kenyan organisations are wrestling with the […]

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